Method: spreadsheets.getByDataFilter

Returns the spreadsheet at the given ID. The caller must specify the spreadsheet ID.

This method differs from spreadsheets.get in that it allows selecting which subsets of spreadsheet data to return by specifying a dataFilters parameter. Multiple DataFilters can be specified. Specifying one or more data filters returns the portions of the spreadsheet that intersect ranges matched by any of the filters.

By default, data within grids is not returned. You can include grid data one of 2 ways:

  • Specify a field mask listing your desired fields using the fields URL parameter in HTTP

  • Set the includeGridData parameter to true. If a field mask is set, the includeGridData parameter is ignored

For large spreadsheets, as a best practice, retrieve only the specific spreadsheet fields that you want.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



The spreadsheet to request.

Request body

The request body contains data with the following structure:

JSON representation
  "dataFilters": [
      object (DataFilter)
  "includeGridData": boolean

object (DataFilter)

The DataFilters used to select which ranges to retrieve from the spreadsheet.



True if grid data should be returned. This parameter is ignored if a field mask was set in the request.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains an instance of Spreadsheet.

Authorization scopes

Requires one of the following OAuth scopes:


For more information, see the Authorization guide.